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April 11, 2004 | Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writer
Anaheim recently lost $2 million to a strip club owner, and some believe a similar fate may await La Habra. In March, Anaheim settled a lawsuit filed by Bill Gammoh that alleged city officials unconstitutionally prevented him from opening a Taboo Gentlemen's Club there, causing him to lose profits, court documents state. Gammoh and his attorney, Scott Wellman, are also fighting La Habra City Hall. They are scheduled to head to court in June in lawsuits filed over an adult cabaret.
April 7, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
A school program that helps families of poor children may close in June because its public funding will run out then and it is barred from raising money from private sources, officials say. The La Habra Family Center, founded in 1996 at Imperial Middle School, has served more than 4,500 children and adults with medical and social services. It was founded by then-Principal Betty Bidwell, who saw a need to help children learn by helping their families.
February 29, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 5-year-old boy was fatally struck by a pickup Saturday at College Street and La Habra Boulevard, police said. The unidentified boy died at Brea Community Hospital. Witnesses told police the boy was trying to cross College Street about 12:30 p.m. The driver of the truck could not see the boy because of parked cars, police said. No arrest was made.
November 30, 2003 | Kathy Sena, Special to The Times
La Habra residents Sue and Mike Pritchard built their dream home in 1989, a rustic 4,440-square-foot cabin in Crestline. Sue, an eighth-grade science teacher, and Mike, an optometrist, plan to make it their permanent home after retirement. They spend summers there for now and sneak away to the retreat on as many weekends as possible. Given the rural, woodsy setting, fire preparedness has always been on their minds. What's more, Sue's brother, Bill Kolberg, is the Santa Monica deputy fire chief.
October 1, 2003
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday when he collided with an SUV at an intersection in La Habra, authorities said. The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was traveling north on Harbor Boulevard about 6 p.m., said Lt. Jeff Swaim, a spokesman for the La Habra Police Department, when he collided with a small sport utility vehicle turning left from Harbor onto eastbound Arbolita Drive. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Swaim said.
July 24, 2003
La Habra police Wednesday identified a suspect in a July 4 shooting that left two men dead. Police say Roland Reynaldo Macias, 26, of Bloomington is believed to have fatally shot Carlos Jesse Cadena, 30, of Victorville and Raul Marquez Basulto, 25, of Upland as the three sat in a car parked near Lambert Road and Whitebook Drive. "It's been an ongoing investigation," said Sgt. Jeff Baylos, a spokesman for the La Habra Police Department.
July 5, 2003 | Ashley Powers and Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writers
Two men were shot and killed Friday evening near a busy La Habra intersection by two men riding in the car with them, authorities said. The shooting, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m., followed an argument among the four men, who pulled their 2000 Acura sedan over to the side of the road near Lambert Road and Whitebook Drive, said La Habra police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
June 4, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Wendy Dallin knew it was the longest of longshots, but she still held out hope Tuesday that Orange County's top elected officials would restore the La Habra Family Center's funding despite a blown deadline after its grant writer became deathly ill with cancer. Dallin, coordinator of the nonprofit center, came to the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting with half a dozen supporters.
May 22, 2003
A La Habra couple have been charged with felony grand theft in connection with a scheme involving $12 million in bad checks written against 15 Orange County banks, authorities said. Patrick Raniga Jr. and his wife, Roshni D. Raniga, each face seven counts of grand theft and seven counts of issuing checks with insufficient funds, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
May 20, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Deadlines can be unforgiving. No organization knows it better than the La Habra Family Center, which, after six years of winning county funding, missed this year's application deadline and faces closure. The center had an extraordinary excuse: The grant writer for the 465-page proposal was suffering severe effects of advanced cancer. County officials wouldn't consider the application for $225,000 a year.
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